File:Fürstengang Freising - Garmisch.jpg|thumb|Panorama of Garmisch by Valentin Gappnigg (c. 1700)
File:Prince-Bishopric of Freising.jpg|thumb|18th-century map showing the County of Werdenfels with Garmisch and Partenkirchen
'''Garmisch-Partenkirchen''' () is a mountain resort
town in Bavaria
, southern Germany
. It is the administrative centre of the Garmisch-Partenkirchen (district)|district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen
, in the Oberbayern
region, and the district is on the border with Austria
. Nearby is Germany's highest mountain, Zugspitze
, at 2,962 m (9,718 ft.).
The town was the site of the 1936 Winter Olympic Games.